Clojure is a dynamic language for the Java Virtual Machine, with a compelling combination of features: Clojure is elegant . Clojure's clean, careful design lets you write programs that get right to the essence of a problem, without a lot of clutter and ceremony. Clojure is Lisp reloaded . Clojure has the power inherent in Lisp, but is not constrained by the history of Lisp. Clojure is a functional language. Data structures are immutable, and functions tend to be side-effect free. This makes it easier to write correct programs, and to compose large programs from smaller ones. Clojure is concurrent . Rather than error-prone locking, Clojure provides software transactional memory. Clojure embraces Java . Calling from Clojure to Java is direct, and goes through no translation layer. Clojure is fast . Wherever you need it, you can get the exact same performance that you could get from hand-written Java code. Many other languages offer some of these features, but the combination of them all makes Clojure sparkle. Programming Clojure shows you why these features are so important, and how you can use Clojure to build powerful programs quickly. About The Author: Stuart Halloway is a co-founder and CEO of Relevance, Inc. Relevance provides development, consulting, and training services based around agile methods and leading-edge technologies such as Ruby and Clojure. Stuart has authored several other books including Component Development for the Java Platform and Rails for Java Developers.
May 1, 2012
John Wiley & Sons
Stuart Halloway, Aaron Bedra
Dimensions and Weight
22.9 cm x 19.1 cm x 2.3 cm
""Clojure is one of the most interesting languages out there right now, and the best way of learning Clojure just got better. The second edition of "Programming Clojure" adds up-to-date information, plenty of practical examples, and a ton of useful tips on how to learn, work with, and succeed with Clojure.""--Ola Bini, Creator of Ioke language, developer, ThoughtWorks""The authors have charted the smoothest path yet to Clojure fluency with this well-organized and easy-to-read book. They have a knack for creating simple and effective examples that demonstrate how the language's unique features fit together."""" --Chris Houser Primary Clojure contributor and library author""Clojure is a beautiful, elegant, and very powerful language on the JVM. It's like a cathedral: you could wander into it, but you'd prefer the company of a knowledgeable guide who can give you their perspective, to help you grasp and appreciate the architecture and the art. In this book you can enjoy and benefit from the company of not one, but two seasoned developers who have the depth of knowledge and the perspective you need."""" --Dr. Venkat Subramaniam, Award-winning author and founder of Agile Developer, Inc.
About the Author
Stuart Halloway is a member of Clojure/core and CTO at Relevance, where he spends his time on secret projects for world domination, and watching Phineas and Ferb.
Aaron Bedra is a member of Clojure/core and a developer at Relevance, Inc. where he spends his time as a tech lead, speaker and author. He is a frequent contributor to the Clojure language and its supporting libraries as well as an active member of the Clojure community. Aaron has led the development of several commercial Clojure projects.